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Jun 20, 2013 12:35am PDT
of a big boost for the economy. that is tonight. >>> from washington, this is "nightline," with terry moran. >>> good evening everyone, the day the soprano's pilot first aired, the day james gandolfini became a household name. well, today is the day we lost that vanguard forever. >> reporter: sometimes an actor finds a role that just connects. the role of a lifetime. james gandolfini, who died suddenly today at 51 was tony soprano. for 86 episodes over six seasons on hbo, gandolfini seared america's eyeballs with the portrayal of the man capable of staggering violence. with news of an apparent heart attack while he was in italy, the world has lost not only a very talented actor but also a cultural icon. but success was a long time coming for gandolfini. >> i had such anger, when you're young, a lot of people have anger, you're pissed, you're not sure why. that is probably why you are all sitting here. you want to express something, you don't know what it is. >> reporter: gandolfini began his career playing cold-hearted mob enforcers, in such shows as terminal velocity. he kept getting cast
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Jun 21, 2013 6:00am PDT
: investors say the storm is, in part, because of some good news about the economy. last month, employers added 175,000 new jobs with unemployment expected to fall below 7% next year. existing home sales are also picking up, posting their best month in 3 1/2 years. but recovery from recession mean he is the federal reserve could pull back on its stimulus pro, which has pumped billions into the system to help drive growth. >> our economy is getting better and now it's time for us to see how we can do it on our own. >> reporter: potential shift by the fed has shaken some investors who feared the economy is not as strong as it seems. some also worry record low interest rates could disappear. already, mortgage rates have climbed above 4% for the first time in a year. market watchers say the volatile week is a sign of coming deterrence with the new reality. >> once we get through that period, i think we are going to realize that we are going to be okay and things will get back to normal. >> reporter: now, financial advisers say the best advice for average investors not to panic, to stick it ou
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Jun 20, 2013 4:30pm PDT
than 500 points lost in 48 hours as economists tell us that the economy is finally on the mend. what's going on here. rebecca jarvis leads us off. >> reporter: today's big drop is part of a roller coaster week for your money. the dow up or down triple digits every day. so what's driving the volatility? actually, good news. >> we are stronger, we are. our economy is getting better. >> reporter: the best month for existing home sales in three and a half years. and improvement in jobs. all of this means there's less need for this man, fed chairman ben bernanke to keep pumping billions into the system. >> the easiest way to say is that we have had training wheels on our economy for quite some time now and now we're getting word that these training wheels are going to have to come off, slowly come off and we're going to see if we >> reporter: the uncertainty also leading to higher mortgage rates, now above four percent for the first time in a year. but still some of the cheapest borrowing in history. for example, in california, the turnbull family can buy their dream home for about $2,000
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Jun 21, 2013 4:00am PDT
about the economy. last month, employers added 175,000 new jobs, with unemployment expected to fall below 7% next year. existing home sales are also picking up, posting their best month in 3 1/2 years. but recovery from recession, means the federal reserve could pull back on its stimulus program, which has pumped billions into the system to help drive growth. >> our economy is getting better. and now, it's time to see how we can do it on our own. >> reporter: the potential shift by the fed has shaken some investors, who fear the economy is not as strong as it seems. some worry that record-low interest rates could disappear. already mortgage rates have climbed above 4% for the first time in a year. market watchers say the volatile week is a sign of coming to terms with the new reality. >> once we get through that period, i think we're going to realize that we're going to be okay and things are going to get back to normal. >> reporter: financial advisers say the best advice for average investors is not to panic, to stick it out. they know overall the dow is still up more than 10% this
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Jun 18, 2013 11:00am PDT
be. >> the study found a new ballpark on could pump $130 million a year in the economy. the mayor is considering legal action in the past but they have deferred to the principal owner of the a's. he a fraternity brother of bud selig and stuck to the idea of stick to the process. three-quarters of the team must approve the move into giant's territory. and selig made a committee to review that move but one of the members of the committee was corey bush, vice president of the giants. >> bud selig appointed a commission to look at this very proposal that you just mentioned, not once one, two, but four years ago to study the situation. >> reporter: he believes major league baseball insends tends to study the issue forever and hence the lawsuit. that is why san jose is filing. we'll be calling on mayor chuck reed and contacting the giants to get the latest on the story. >>> before you go. major league baseball has an anti-thrust exemption. doesn't it allow them to set their own rules on the come pe contingency? >> major league baseball thinks it does but it dates back 91 years. it comes
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Jun 17, 2013 11:00am PDT
and as economy check out this plane and this is flight 116 having touched down. the plane originating from on hong kong and they will be talking to a lot of people. the passenger to made the threat may be emotionally unstable. >>> back here at home. morgan hill police have a person in custody after discovering a naked body of a woman. he was charged with one count of murder and one count of domestic violence. he was in a romantic relationship with the victim. they lived together on monterey road. >> pacifica police need your help trying to abduct a 10-year-old girl. he tried to grab but punched him and got away. man was last seen running away on sanity rose avenue. here is a police sketch. white man, 30-40 years old. about fiex six feet with stocky build and wearing a red checkered shirt and blue jeans. >> walnut police are investigating after a man was attacked inside his home overnight. it happened on jones road. the man was taken to the hospital. he is expected to be okay. the attack does not appear to be random. they are trying to find who attacked this man. >>> happening now alameda t
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Jun 18, 2013 5:00pm PDT
ballparks when it comes to popping some serious cash into the local economy this, is a live look at fans headed tonight to the evening's game at the giants ballpark. since the giants move there in 2000. >> abc 7 news was the first media outlet to report on this lawsuit. mark matthews sent the first tweet you can follow mark on twitter. and we're tweeting around the lock. >> -- clock. >>> a union city family's dog has killed a family member. he was playing yesterday when the dog just attacked. family members say the boy may have tried to climb onto the dog's back. the dog sk held for 10 days in a shelter, authorities have not yet decided whether they will put it down or try to rehabilitate the animal. >> the naked man seen on video had a day in court today. his friends say he needs mental health services. not jail time. abc 7 news has the story. >> the 24-year-old sat listening to a spanish interpreter explain charges against him, he's the naked acrobat attacking passengers at the 16th and mission bart station. >> i spoke to him, he's very, very depressed. crying. >> it's part of a troop
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Jun 18, 2013 11:00pm PDT
business issues. the possible move south could pump $130 million in san jose's economy. the numbers have sounded good to the owners. >> i think we would benefit as well as all of the businesses if there there was more to do and see. >> the giants had no comment on the lawsuit. in san jose, lisa amin gulezian, abc7 news. >> a's fans in oakland are not in favor of the team moving south. neither is mayor gene quan. >> they may have lawsuits, but we have fights. i have been saying to major league baseball that we are ready. let's play ball. >> we are east bay. no way going san jose. >> the oakland coliseum ranks as one of the worst in baseball. a a couple of days ago faulty pipes dumped sewage into the team locker room creating a real mess. >>> we are getting a lot of comments on our facebook page about this story. if you would like to join the conversation we would love for you to do that. go to facebook.com/abc7 news. always glad to hear from you. >> the reward to help find a killer after a traffic accident last week increased to $theater,000 today. to $30,000 today. he was gunned down aft
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Jun 19, 2013 4:30am PDT
to solve the issue. it could pump $17030 million in san jose's economy. >> eric: and we were first to break the story on twitter. you can get breaking news alerts any time. follow us at "abc 7 news" bay area and we have been getting reaction on facebook. share your opinion there. >> kristen: crews are in fairfield around a grass fire that spread to a motel. it started arnd around 6:45. it spread to a roof of a motel 6 and a row of palm trees outside a motel. firefighters say everyone was evacuated before motel rooms were damaged. >> it was pretty close, five to ten feet away. >> open the door and smoke came in and ambers were everywhere. it looked like a big firestorm. >> eric: the flames also got close to a gas station with about 30,000 gallons of fuel. fire trucks rolled just in time and put out the flames feet from the gas station. >> eric: bart police chief is set to announce she bringing in a national auditor to assess the reforms imposed since the shooting of oscar grant. he want to make sure bart police get increased visibility and provide proper training. oscar grant was shot and ki
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Jun 21, 2013 12:35am PDT
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Jun 21, 2013 11:00pm PDT
actually be the local economy that is gearing up to welcome a lot of fans. >> good afternoon. thank you for calling. how may i help you? >> if you are looking for a room in novato, don't bother calling here. rooms have been booked for months by fans with a need for speed. nascar weekend is huge for north bay hotels. robert marshall says he starts planning in january. >> nascar brings 100,000 people with that. there are not 100,000 rooms in marin county. it fills up all of marin county and most of sonoma county and even into vallejo. >> next door ricky's bar and grill stopped taking reservations for this weekend last month. this nascar driver made a pitstop here before the big race on sunday. >> without the fans we wouldn't be doing this. we really uh proash yait the fans coming out to watch. it is special to come out to the sonoma rase way. >> this is like christmas in june. people travel and they have this date on their calendar all year long. >> fans who want to be close to the action have camped out across from the race way in this virtual city known as 50 acres. they have made the t
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Jun 20, 2013 6:00am PDT
efforts on signs of a strengthening economy. what's behind that move to higher interest rates and rising interest rates from the head of wells fargo telling cnbc that it's okay if rates rise as long as it happens because of improvement in the economy. that could hurt the housing market. no sign that's happening yet. home prices may were up 5.5% from a year ago with some of the biggest price increases in san francisco and san jose. now, we did get a report on may home sales from the national association of realtors here in a few minutes. we're seeing stocks down this morning. so we are extending those losses that we saw yesterday with the dow at the moment down 135 points and the bloomberg silicon valley index also trading lower. live at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news. >> 6:49. all right. i've been complaining a little bit. i don't want to. having to take benadryl and allergies. >> with warmer weather it's going to bring it in full steam. >> misery loves company. i don't want anyone else to suffer. >> good morning, everyone. don't see any clouds out there. no f
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Jun 22, 2013 5:00am PDT
bill would help the middle class boost the economy and shrink the deficit. >> according to this independent report. reforming immigration would reduce our deficit by almost a trillion dollars over the next decade and help the economy by over 5%. >> the president adds the bill is not perfect and it is a compromise, but it is consistent with his principles. caltran has just released documents showing there were quality control problems with hundreds of steal rods installed on the new span of the bay bridge. the rods were improperly treated with brake cleaner and an in approved product. it caused them to become bridle and dozens cracking in march. officials say they won't make a decision until july whether the bridge will keep their scheduled labor day weekend opening. >>> bart is marking ten years since it began service to the san francisco international airport. the transit agency said it has served more than 30 million passengers since the extension to sfo opened in june of 2003. he said ridership continues to gain stream with a 27% increase over the past four years. the
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Jun 22, 2013 8:00am PDT
budget office immigration built would help the middle-class, boost the economy and shrink the deficit. >> according to this independent report, reforming our immigration system would reduce our deficit by trillion dollars and boost our economy by 5% because of investments made and technologies invented by immigrants. >> the president adds the bill is not perfect and compromised and consistent with his principles. >>> new details this morning caltrans has just released documents showing there were quality control problems with hundreds of steel rods installed another o the new span of the bay bridge. they reveal the rods were improperly treated with brake cleaner and unaproved product. it caused them to go brittle that led to cracking back in march. they are working on fix for the problem. they will not make a decision until july on whether the bridge will keep the scheduled labor day weekend opening. >> new this morning, bart is marking ten years since it begin service to san francisco international airport. they have served more than 30 million passengers since the extension opened i
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Jun 22, 2013 6:00am PDT
the economy and shrink the deficit. >> according to this independent report, reforming immigration would reduce our deficit by almost a trillion dollars over the next two decades and it will boost our economy by more than 5%, in parts because of businesses created, investments made and technologies invented by immigrants. >> the president adds the bill is not perfect and it is a compromise, but it is consistent with his principles. >> new details this morning. caltran has just released documents showing there were quality control problems with hundreds of steel rods installed on the new span of the bay bridge. the rods were improperly treated with brake cleaner and an in unapproved product. it caused them to become bridle and dozens cracking in march. officials say they won't make a decision until july whether the bridge will keep their scheduled labor day weekend opening. >>> bart is marking ten years since it began service to the san francisco international airport. the transit agency said it has served more than 30 million passengers since the extension to sfo opened in june of 2003.
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Jun 21, 2013 1:40am PDT
'll always know where she is headed. let's begin with worries about the economy here and around the world. >> overseas markets are lower this morning after a drop in the dow. here with more is abc's marci gonzalez. >> reporter: from the opening bell, deja vu of plunging stocks. the worst day of the year on wall street with the dow dropping by more than 350 points at the close. the second consecutive day of stunning selloffs. >> people start panicking. so they sold. >> reporter: investors say the drop is largely due to of all things good news about the economy. federal reserve chairman ben bernanke announcing if the economy continues improving the central bank could soon begin winding down its stimulus program which pumps $85 billion into the market each month to keep it afloat. >> we have had training wheels on our economy quite some time now. we are getting word the training wheels are going to have to come off, slowly come off. we are going to see if we can ride this bike on our own. >> reporter: market uncertainty has had some impact, leading to mortgage rates climbing above 4% for the
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Jun 20, 2013 7:00am PDT
the economy looks like it's on the mend. so, take a look at these numbers. the economy is expected to grow by at least 3% next year. unemployment could drop as low as 6.5% by next year. it's all looking like better news. but on the flipside, interest rates are moving higher, which means that the cost of buying a home or buying even a car could go up. so, take a look at this. every time that mortgage rates go up just 1%, the cost of buying a home gets 10% more expensive. that could deter a lot of buyers. and of course, higher interest rates, they do benefit some people like savers and retirees living off bank accounts and cds. so, it's some good news for those living on a fixed income, josh. >> indeed it is. rebecca jarvis, thank you for that. >>> we're going to turn to the firefight in the west. at last check, that fast-moving wildfire north of phoenix is 0% contained. you see pictures of it there. nearly 500 homes are threatened. and another wildfire has erupted in colorado. this one southwest of denver. those hot and windy conditions are fueling the flames. sam's forecast coming up in a
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Jun 21, 2013 7:00am PDT
of the volatility is the result of good news. the 350-point plunge comes just as the government says the economy is getting better. everything from housing to jobs, to consumer spending, all showing improvement. so, why would wall street run scared from such good news? experts say, it's all because fed chair ben bernanke, basically our country's banker in chief, now wants to take the training wheels off our economy. saying because things are looking up, it's time to dial back on trillions of dollars the fed's been pouring into the markets. >> we've had training wheels on for quite some time now. and now, we're getting word that they're going to have to come off slowly. and we have to see if we can ride this bike on our own. >> reporter: but riding without that help means the cost of borrowing money to do everything from buying a house to starting a business is going up. and that spooks the stock market. and staying on that training wheels theme, traders here on wall street aren't afraid we're going to crash into a wall when the wheels come off. what they're concerned about is things could get wo
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Jun 14, 2013 6:00pm PDT
economy and proposition 30 tax increase. governor brown able to keep lawmakers from spending the excess revenue. >> we not only keep the book books in balance, $1 billion reserve, paying down debt and for the first time in five years we're able to restore a few things. >> it's encouraging. lawmakers will be back to work tomorrow to pass supporting bills governor brown says he may use the line item veto to trim the budget further. >> just ahead high tab taxpayers could pay for the first family's upcoming vacation. >> that and the destructive fire in colorado history. if what officials did before the fire got out of hand that is credited tonight. >> the debt collapse in a crowded bar near miami what. investigators uncovered. >> art work here in san francisco now underway. inspire bid the sistine chapel. meet the artist behind this work. you might be surprised when you learn where you can find it, too. stay wit >>> u.s. involve nmt syria is about to change. the u.s. will now send small arms and ammunition to help rebels. support after the white house confirmed the regime used sarin on its
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Jun 15, 2013 5:30pm PDT
to respect social freedoms, gender equality. the key issue for iranians the economy. an economic noose as iran has refused to reveal more of its nuclear program. on the streets of iran just this year, we heard from frustrated iranians, their money, their currency, losing 80% of its value in one year. this young woman and her mother. 1234 it's day-to-day. >> yes. >> reporter: the iranian people. so many families telling me they can feel those sanctions. >>> i want to bring in jonathan karl tonight, the obama administration late today responding to these election results? >> these election results certainly welcome news at the white house. in that statement the administration congratulated the iranian people and noted although this election took place against the backdrop of intimidation, censorship, the iranian people overcame those obstacles and showed they wanted to take control of their future. >> jon, this new iranian president is an ahmadinejad rival. so, is there any hope that there will be a more conciliatory approach to the relationship between the u.s. and iran? >> some hope, d
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Jun 18, 2013 4:00am PDT
the fed will cut back on some of the incentives that have helped stimulate the economy. last month chairman ben bernanke said that the fed might start dialing back on bond buying. investors will be hoping to hear when this might happen and what effect it could have on rates. >>> major airlines have improved their customer satisfaction ratings for the second year in a row. and just like last year, jetblue came out on top followed by southwest. even with the improvements, though, airlines still are low rated when compared to other industries. air carriers are at the bottom along with cable tv and internet providers. >>> we're expecting to learn more today about why chrysler is refusing to recall nearly 3 million jeeps over safety concerns. until now the company provided only a three-page paper explaining the refusal but today is the deadline fora more comprehensive response. government experts claim the rear mounted fuel tanks on the suvs can cause deadly fires in a collision. >>> and ford is going back to the basics, at least when it comes to the car radio. after years of complaint,
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Jun 18, 2013 6:00am PDT
among couples and unemployment is behind the decline. as the economy improves more americans between the ages of 18 and 34 could be headed to the altar over the next two years. >> if it's a june wedding it will be a cooler june wedding today. >> we are going to be seeing a cooler day today. dress in layers because it will warm up. it's chilly and cool but not cold. it will warm up a little bit. as we take a live doppler, radar, satellite and low clouds ghreigd over the bay area. we are going to be see that continue throughout the day. stray high clouds, as well. 66 degrees in san mateo will be your high. 71 degrees in santa cruz, mostly sunny out there. 67 in fremont, 71 in san jose. 74 degrees and 75 in fairfield and 76 in antioch. those will be the highest temperatures for today. we do have a giants versus padres. all right, game time, 7:15, 53 degrees and bring a sweater. it will go down one degree. but we are going to see it come right back again overnight. that will cool us down. overnight lows, 54 in antioch. 53 in fremont. 52 in san jose. 51 degrees in san francisco. 50 in san
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Jun 19, 2013 1:05am PDT
. the possible move south could pump $130 million in san jose's economy. the numbers have sounded good to the owners. >> i think we would benefit as well as all of the businesses if there there was more to do and see. >> the giants had no comment on the lawsuit. in san jose, lisa amin gulezian, abc7 news. >> a's fans in oakland are not in favor of the team moving south. neither is mayor gene quan. >> they may have lawsuits, but we have fights. i have been saying to major league baseball that we are ready. let's play ball. >> we are east bay. no way going san jose. >> the oakland coliseum ranks as one of the worst in baseball. a a couple of days ago faulty pipes dumped sewage into the team locker room creating a real mess. >>> we are getting a lot of comments on our facebook page about this story. if you would like to join the conversation we would love for you to do that. go to. cebook.com/abc7 news. always glad to hear from you. >> the reward to help find a killer after a traffic accident last week increased to $theater,000 today. to $30,000 today. he was gunned down after a fender be
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Jun 19, 2013 4:00am PDT
qaeda plat to stop the u.s. economy. a plot on the new york stock exchange. >> these tools have helped us. >> reporter: the fbi said that intercepted e-mail from an al qaeda leader in yemen led to this man and two other americans. they were in the initial stages of planning their attack, seven years after 9/11. >> the fbi disrupted and arrested these individuals. >> reporter: the newly-declassifieied case is 1 50 terror plots that the fbi says could not be disrupted bout the nsa spying programs. the director defended the program against criticism that they violate americans' privacy. >> i would rather be here today debating this point, than try to explain how we failed to prevent another 9/11. >> reporter: civil liberties groups say the government has gone too far and many of the still classified plots could likely have been caught another way. >> the question is not simply whether plots were disrupted. but whether to disrupt those plots we need to engage in dragnet surveillance. >> reporter: top lawmakers disagree. >> the reason we have that is to find a needle in a haystack. you can'
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Jun 19, 2013 6:00am PDT
are on the decline. new poll shoe a third of americans they are likely to hold back because of u.s. economy. stocks are pretty quiet. we do have a federal reserve meeting and get a press conference on the fed later today. bloomberg silicon valley index is trading a slight bit higher. consumer reports said vigorous testing on several brands of toilet paper. walmart white cloud came out on top. they based it on four criteria, machinery and people to come to their conclusions. they tested the strength of paper. also doing well on tests, great value and wal-mart brand and northern did well. they turned up? stinkers. essentials was at the bottom and whole foods was just slightly better. >> you knew you were going there. okay. keep rolling along. >> all right. miss utah did not win last night but after she gave a rambling to a question about the gender wage gap. >> our team as the leaders and we true need to try to figure out how to create education better so we can solve this problem. >> kristen: what happened? this is what she told jimmy kimmel. >> i hear the question and i just started talking. once i
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Jun 19, 2013 5:30pm PDT
. fed chairman ben bernanke said today that he expects the economy to grow and unemployment to fall well into next year, but he also signalled that years of low interest rates that have made it easier for companies to invest and families to buy cars and homes may soon be ending, a big reason the dow dropped more than 200 points on the news. abc's rebecca jarvis explains what this may mean for you tonight. >> reporter: david and sarah turnbull are looking at homes in new bury park, california for their expanding family, hoping to take advantage of record low interest rates. >> we're at a time when we can buy, and we'd like to lock in an interest rate. >> reporter: but in the last six weeks, interest rates have started to climb. mortgages now about 4% for the first time in a year, up more than half a percent since may. >> people are thinking that makes a big difference in my monthly payment and what i can afford. >> reporter: every 1% increase in mortgage rates makes owning . >> i like the openness. >> reporter: in real terms, the cost of the mortgage on that $500,000 dream home goes up $2
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Jun 20, 2013 1:05am PDT
, and the royal family is being watched. a time of celebration and joy, and for the economy, big-time dollars or pounds. the estimates show that millions could go into the coffers, as brits rack up the sales and booze in anticipation of the big day. also prince charles is reportedly selling handmade booties through his personal estate. seriously. not suited for the job in apparently, a stellar first quarter sales announcement was not enough to guarantee george zimmer a job. the termination has to do with the move away from the slogan. apparently the men's warehouse board no longer likes the way he looks. ouch, well, thank you for joining us on abc, as always, we're on line at abcnews.com. good night. >>> that breaking news is happening along the san mateo county coastline. fierce winds put a wind surfer and some boaters in trouble tonight. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm carolyn johnson. the rescues happened off coyote point in san mateo county. let's go to leslie brinkley along the bay front. >> the winds picked up tonight and around 6:30 some friends got worried about an over due w
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Jun 20, 2013 4:00am PDT
. the program has kept interest rates at record lows. but bernanke says the economy is clearly on the mend. mortgage and car loan rates are expected to rise as a result. >>> and the fed's plan rattled investors. and stocked plunged on the news. all fell on how smoothly those interest rates will rise. >>> best buy is bringing back the popular iphone trade-in deal. beginning tomorrow, until next saturday, you can turn in an iphone 4 and 4s and get an iphone 5. >>> men's warehouse has fired its founder, george zimmer, as the man who promised you'll like the way you look. he turned one texas store into a chain of more than 1,100. he stepped down as ceo in 2011 but remained executive chairman until yesterday. in a statement, zimmer said only the he and the board of directors disagreed about the company's direction. >>> and more on the death of james gandolfini. television is paying tribute to what his most famous character did for the media. "the sopranos" led the way to a new era of well-written tv shows, featuring complex characters, and rich, dramatic plots. the six seasons brought big money
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Jun 20, 2013 4:30am PDT
this year. the program has kept interest rates at record lows but bernanke says the economy is clearly on the mend. >>> the fed's plan didn't go over well on wall street. stocks overseas are falling this morning. >>> best buy is bringing back the popular iphone trade in deal. beginning tomorrow and until next saturday you can turn in your iphone 4 and get an iphone 5 for free but you must be due for an up grade and >>> the city council will hear a final reading of the social host ordinance july 15th. it would take effect august 14th. berkeley, concord and pleasanton approved ordinances to deter underage drinking. >>> attempted abduction in pacifica turns out to be a hoax. a 10-year-old girl claimed man tried to kidnap her on sunday. police investigating the incident began to doubt the girl's story and investigators say she finally admitted she made it up. >>> this morning a paroled south bay i.t. technician is back in jail on a million dollars bond charged with stealing computer passwords to equipment. prosecutors say just weeks after getting out of prison, he picked up right where he
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Jun 16, 2013 9:00am PDT
in the country is in threat of eviction. they are the subject of a bad economy and a bad business decision. here's other look at the last ditch effort to save it. >> marcus book is an icon in the black community. the victorup once housed jazz greats back in the day. when the fillmore neighborhood was bull dosed to make way for urban renewal, this building was spared. >> we are in the fight of our lives in this city to hold on to just even a bit of our culture. >> supervisor is among those fight to go save marcus books. a bad business loan during the bad and he eventually led to bankruptcy proceedings. now the new owners have ordered a june 18th eviction. the family that founded marcus back in 1960 and lives upstairs is hoping for a change of heart. >> i think they are kind enough to understand how important it is to the community right now. >> a neighborhood health agency, west side community services, is offering to buy back the building from the new owners above their purchase price and then return the space to the bookstore. the attorney for the new on the other hander says we are not providi
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Jun 18, 2013 5:00am PDT
off a policy meeting on the economy and interest rates today. marking the unofficial start of the summer. oreos, water ole on favored has a jolly rancher cream filling. water melon oreos are available at $3 a pack. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king with the bloomberg business report. >> a new study finds a pregnant women living in highly polluted areas increase their chances of having a baby with autism. women had twice the risk compared to women that live in cleaner areas. the study find new toxins are to the blame because they can affect the baby's brain development. >> mike nicco is off today but kind of a cooler forecast for this time of the year. >> it will be the coolest day of the week. low clouds and patchy fog and a little drizzle in the areas, as well. it's sorted of the storm before the sunshine. it's going to be nice toward the end of the week. as we take a look at live 7 hd and radar and satellite. you can see the clouds and it is going to cool things down for us. then we'll start to see a warmup later on today. we're going to be seeing highs of 74
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Jun 19, 2013 1:40am PDT
programs in place to support the economy. stocks closed higher yesterday. that could change as investors find out whether or not, fed chair, ben bernanke will scale back on the $85 billion in bond purchases to hold down loan rates. >> wind whipped wildfire burning close to hundreds of homes north of phoenix. the fire started near prescott, wind gusts 22 miles an hour pushing that fire to 200 acres within an hour. residents told to evacuate. others told to be ready in case. >> things are heating up in brazil where anti-government protesters have been clashing with riot police. an estimated 240,000 protesters took to the streets in ten cities across brazil. anger fueled over government corruption, high taxes and the country any notoriously poor infrastructure despite an economic boom. >> a look at your weather -- stormy day in the pacific northwest. hot, dry in the southwest. strong winds for arizona and new mexico. pleasant day in the northeast. low humidity and bright blue skies. >> 90 or above for the south. north dakota to oklahoma. eastward. 60s for anchorage, portland, seattle. >> sc
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Jun 20, 2013 1:40am PDT
of this talented actor and all of the reaction to his tragic passing. >>> turning to the economy. news that the days of record low interest rates will soon be over. federal reserve chairman ben bernanke says the economy is improving so much the fed will end its stimulus programs next year. the prospect of higher rates for mortgages and car loans sent stocks into a tailspin with the dow losing more than 200 points. >>> a new documentary is fueling controversy over a devastating plane crash in 1996. twa flight 800, exploded over long island on its way to paris killing all 230 people on board. a four-year investigation that included piecing the plane back together, determined that a faulty fuel tank brought the plane down. six people involved in that investigation claim there is a cover-up. >> it was either a terrorist attack that they wanted to ignore or an accident as a result of military operations that went wrong. >> i find that ridiculous, quite frankly. everything i heard so far is just a rehashing of old speculations, if you will, that don't match the facts of the investigation. >>
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Jun 19, 2013 7:00am PDT
analysts say is needed to keep the economy growing. the decision will be announced by chairman ben bernanke this afternoon. there's already evidence that the recent spike in mortgage rates is hurting the housing market. >>> and after defying the government regulators, chrysler now says it will recall some older model jeeps with gas tanks that can rupture and cause fires in rear-end crashes. but it's recalling only about half of the nearly 3 million jeeps the government wanted repaired. and as a fix, the company is offering to install trailer hitches to absorb the impact of a crash. now recalled models include the 1993 to 1998 jeep grand cherokee and jeep liberty from 2002 to 2007. >>> and finally, not sure if yogi berra played basketball. but we feel pretty good about quoting him this morning. spurs/heat last night proved, it ain't over until it's over. >> game over! there will be a game seven! >> reporter: it was simply epic. the defending champion miami heat held off the san antonio spurs, 103-100, in game six of the nba finals. >> we defended at a higher level and it allowed us to get ba
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Jun 18, 2013 7:00am PDT
currently cost the economy around $250 billion a year and 750,000 jobs. >> if counterfeiting were a business, it would be the largest enterprise in the world. twice the size of walmart. >> these are the real bags. these are the fake bags. how would i know? >> dead giveaway, this is the louis vuitton speedy bag. the speedy bags, the authentic speedy bags are made with one piece of canvas. if it's one piece of leather, this part would be right side up, but the back because it goes up should be upside down, so that's the dead giveaway. >> how much is this? >> this today i do 32. >> wow, that's a great price. >> yeah. >> reporter: i went down to canal street to see just how easy it is to purchase one of these knockoffs. while this man was actually trying to sell us one of his illegal louis, he even informed us of the new bill. >> they wanted to make a law that they said it was illegal for customers to buy. >> so i would get in trouble. >> not now. it's very hard because most people don't want it because you know they want to enjoy the option to get it on the black market. >> reporter: the price
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